is bigger than that of china, japan and germany combined. we are in a situation where a hearing in the united states of america the median income is close to $50,000. in china, its $4,500. we wish them better, but just to put this in perspective, it's important to know where we stand now, the platform from which we now offer eight, and why if we do the right things we have an overwhelming prospect, an overwhelming prospect, to not only recover here in the united states, but leading the world in the 21st century. the man i'm about to introduce to you shares your view. americans have never settled for number two, literally. this is not hyperbole. it's not one of these chauvinistic things. we what other nations to do well, we will do better if they do well. but we are not -- we are not prepared, nor are you, to settle for being number two in anything. and so, folks, that's why we've laid out -- the president has laid out in his state of the union speech the need for us to innovate. we have the most innovative economy in the world. we have the freest of the free enterprise systems.